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  • A whole host of treatments are available for anxiety — from cognitive behavioral therapy to mindfulness. But when it comes to panic attacks, the makers of the bcalm inhaler say that many episodes are triggered not by psychological issues but rather a physiological one: sensitivity to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Your health insurance policy covers treatment of illnesses, injuries and health conditions. When it comes to surgery, your health insurance provider may or may not cover artificial disc replacement surgery or may place certain restrictions and requirements on the procedure that need to be met before they approve.

  • When your doctor determines that artificial disc replacement surgery is the next course of action in your treatment plan, the next hurdle is your insurance. What happens when your health insurance carrier won't pay for your artificial disc replacement surgery? You and your doctor may have to file an appeal.

  • While many health insurance carriers still deny coverage for artificial disc replacement surgery, the inclusion list is growing, which is encouraging and is tipping in favor of more carriers covering than not.

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives more disability applications for back problems than any other physical illness or injury. However, Disability offices do not hand out these allowances eagerly for such back pain conditions and the process can also be long, extremely discouraging and sometimes crippling. Here's what you need to know.

  • Having spinal stenosis tightens your spine, places pressure on the cord and nerves causing you intense amounts of back pain. If you received this particular diagnosis, you may be interested in how a clinical trial works for this spine disorder.

  • Across the state of Florida, operating owners of multiple rehabs are being investigated for possible fraudulent allegations. It's not just a headline though — this is real life for some — for most, these days. "It looked fine. They were saying all the right things to me. I could not help my child so I trusted them to help," Holley recalled...

  • Newly released FDA-approved activL, an artificial back disc that replaces the unhealthy disc in your spine while preserving all motion, may provide back patients a more favorable outcome in spinal surgery. It's seen as an option to replace spinal fusion surgery.

  • Clinical trials develop necessary information and feedback about new medical products to help the general population find new methods to treat various health conditions.

  • A new surgical guidance platform is now offering unprecedented precision to surgeons performing spine surgery. The technology features a suite of software-based tools to pre-operatively assess spinal alignment and implement full surgical planning — creating a total patient treatment strategy. Combined the surgeon's expert skill and real-time feedback from multiple data sources in the operating room, Mazor X is set to benefit patients and surgeons.

  
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